Andy Yeo, Hii Pik Hie emerge champions at Josephians’ Ora Et Labora Run 2023

KUCHING, Oct 9: Andy Yeo walked away with a RM350 cash prize for crossing the finish line first
in the 10km men’s category at the sixth edition of the Ora Et Labora Run last Saturday (Oct 7).
In second place was Sunny Jong who received a RM250 cash prize while Xian Lim who finished in
third went home with RM200.

In the 10km women’s category, Hii Pik Hie claimed the first prize and walked away with RM350
cash, leaving Julia Yap in second place with RM250 while Amber Tiong finished in third place to
win RM200.

The run which was organised by the Old Josephians’ Association (OJA) Kuching, resulted in a
total of 1,300 Josephians converging at SMK St Joseph for the event which was themed “I Run
for St Joseph’s”.

The event was held to encourage former students of SMK St Joseph, St Joseph Private School
and St Joseph International School, to gather and serve their alma mater, apart from raising
funds for students’ extra-curricular activities.

Labora Run (Oct 7) which demonstrated strong integration among the Josephian family.

“St Joseph’s Family of Schools—we have three schools in it together namely SMK St Joseph, St
Joseph’s Private School and St Joseph’s International School.

“This is unique and only in Sarawak, we have this kind of set up where we have SMK St Joseph
being a government-aided school while St Joseph’s Private School and St Joseph’s International
School are both private schools.

“The three schools come together and participate in many activities together,” he said before
flagging off the runners at the event.

He further called on all Josephians to continue to support their alma meter as it is a platform to
get together and an opportunity for all to reunite.

He also thanked the event’s sponsors and partners namely Sarawak Energy Berhad, Saradise
Sdn Bhd, Lee Onn Development Sdn Bhd, Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC),
Perunding Iskfit, Resources Surveys Services, Yenyen Birdnest, 100 PLUS, Revolution Run Borneo
and Kuching Happy Runner Club.

Also present were Deputy Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Datuk
Sebastian Ting and Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman who is also an OJA committee
member. – DayakDaily

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